February 4, 2016
Merton Williams students and staff raise over $5,500 for
The Merton Williams Middle
School community has taken the International Baccalaureate
Learner Profile traits of community service and
international mindedness to heart. Last fall, eighth graders
held a walkathon to raise money for LIMBS International, an
organization that provides prosthetics to amputees in
Their goal was to raise
$900 to provide three leg systems and they blew that
goal right out of the water by raising $4,476.41 through
pledges. In addition to the pledges, students sold T-shirts
with the words "#mwlimbs2015" and raised another $1,048.75!
There are an
estimated 40 million amputees throughout the developing
world and only five percent of them have access to any type
of prosthetic leg system.
"We couldn't have done this without an enthusiastic and
passionate staff, and engaged and empowered students," said
Assistant Principal Michael LeGault.